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Toews Statement Good morning. I will be making a short statement.

Early this morning, convicted terrorist Omar Khadr was transferred to Canadian authorities at CFB Trenton. He arrived at 07: aboard a U.S. Government aircraft travelling from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has been transferred from CFB Trenton to Millhaven maximum security prison at Bath, Ontario. Omar Khadr is a known supporter of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network and a convicted terrorist. He pleaded guilty to the murder of Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer, an American Army medic, who was mortally wounded in a firefight in Afghanistan on July 27, 2002 and died on August 6, 2002. Omar Khadr also pleaded guilty to: Providing material support for terrorism; Attempted murder in violation of the law of war; Conspiracy and spying Omar Khadr was born in Canada and is a Canadian citizen. As a Canadian citizen, he has a right to enter Canada after the completion of his sentence. This transfer occurs following a process initiated by the United States Government and determined in accordance with Canadian law. The remainder of his prison sentence will be administered by the Correctional Service of Canada. I am satisfied the Correctional Service of Canada can administer Omar Khadrs sentence in a manner which recognizes the serious nature of the crimes that he has committed and ensure the safety of Canadians is protected during incarceration. Any decisions related to his future will be determined by the independent Parole Board of Canada in accordance with Canadian law. Thank you.

Dclaration du ministre Toews Bon matin. Je vais faire une courte dclaration. Tt ce matin, Omar Khadr, condamn pour terrorisme, a t transfr aux autorits canadiennes la BFC Trenton. Il est arriv h bord dun avion du gouvernement amricain en provenance de Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Il a t transfr de la BFC Trenton la prison de scurit maximale Millhaven Bath, en Ontario. Omar Khadr est connu pour avoir soutenu le rseau terroriste Al-Qada et a t reconnu coupable de terrorisme. Il a plaid coupable du meurtre de linfirmer et sergent de premire classe Christopher Speer de lArme amricaine, qui a t svrement bless lors dun change de coup de feu en Afghanistan, le 27 juillet 2002, et qui est dcd de ses blessures le 6 aot 2002. Omar Khadr a aussi plaid coupable pour : soutien matriel au terrorisme; tentative de meurtre en violation du droit des conflits arms; et conspiration et espionnage. Omar Khadr est n au Canada et est un citoyen canadien. En tant que citoyen canadien, il a le droit dentre au Canada aprs avoir purg sa peine. Le transfert sest fait la suite dun processus initi par le gouvernement des tats-Unis et dtermin conformment la loi canadienne. Le reste de sa peine en prison sera gr par Service correctionnel du Canada. Je suis certain que Service Correctionnel Canada soit en mesure de grer la peine de Omar Khadr de faon reconnatre la nature srieuse des crimes quil a commis tout en sassurant que la scurit des Canadiens soit protge lors de son incarcration. Toutes dcisions relies son avenir seront dtermines de manire indpendante par la Commission des librations conditionnelles du Canada conformment la loi canadienne. Merci.